Jul 14, 2010


I decided that since the Hydrangeas are starting to bloom,
it was time for a blue tablescape...

(click photos to enlarge)

I have said before I am not much of a blue girl..

I found out just how true this is
when I began searching for some blue for the table!

So I scattered some Hydrangeas on the table
creating a blue tablecloth :-)

And I resisted the urge to add roses!

Except on the dishes!

Since we are having warm evenings
I thought it would be fun to have ice cream on the patio...

So I am using my Homer Laughlin berry bowls...
with a pink depression glass plate underneath.

Another Homer Laughlin dish,
this pattern is fluffy roses
 a favorite of mine.

I will fill this small plate with strawberries later,
for now it has some stalks of Toad Flax to garnish it...

I will be serving a little melted chocolate
 in this tiny glass pitcher..
to drizzle over the ice cream and strawberries

The napkins are favorites,
and I use them often.
Vintage with a nice crochet corner.

The lavender is also just starting to bloom,
and sprigs breathing their scent onto the napkins
seemed perfect!

and the Hydrangeas!
I made a floppy casual arrangement
in the cherub compote I painted last month

Blue really is beautiful
I should work on acquiring some!

Today I am joining
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Thanks for visiting me today!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am a new blue lover..never had been before. you take beautiful pictures and i love your delicate floral china.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I have had the same problem when setting a blue table...there is nothing to shop for in my closet! I love your hydrangeas...they are such a great flower and I CAN'T grow them where I live! Joni

High Heeled Life said...

Your setting looks lovely ... enjoy the ice cream...HHL

D said...

Really pretty in blue. I love your cherub flower vase.

Melissa said...

I think the blue looks lovely with the pink - it is a good color combination.

My maternal grandfather's favorite color was skybluepink. :)

Melissa said...

So when I see blue and pink together I think of him.

once in a blue moon... said...

very pretty~

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. you make it look so pretty.. Love those blues..

Victorian1885 said...

Bella your blue table setting is so lovely..and Your flowers are always so pretty in your displays! Enjoy your icecream and chocolate!


Cabin and Cottage said...

I have the same problem with blue--I only have a few things. But YOU have the FLOWERS! And they are GORgeous! This all looks very pretty together--Jacqueline

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful presentation.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Looks lovely though with the hydrangeas! Only one set of blue I have, did list it earlier in my blog of May 27, 2010 about my Mother-in-law's Blue Transferware. Got even some blue placemats and napkins from a dear friend. But I did enjoy your photos; great job!

Greetings from Georgia/USA


Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hello Bella
Wonderful presentation :)
Blue Hydrangea is beatiful :)
Love your blog
Hugs from Håkan

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear bella, around you all is beautiful and visiting you is always a pleasure
This year I don´t have hortensias(hydrangeas)in my garden...they felt ill and I had to cut them...I'll plant again...anyway here we have too hot and sun and they don't like too much
Your dishes are lovely... I love tablewears and you have really very pretty things

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Bella,
I love your table setting as much as I love Hydrangeas.
I have them all around the house every time of year: fresh or dryed, does not matter. They're always so beautiful!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

p.s. I LOVE the frame of your header!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I love your little berry bowl!


Hydrangeas are my favorite. I have many actually growing & blooming, but I'm very proud of a little plant someone brought to me around Easter. I pruned it back, planted it and not it's putting on buds. I think you table looks wonderful. xx's

Barbara said...

I just love hydrangeas and I can't grow them here. Yours are gorgeous and such a great inspiration for your lovely table.

Patyclau said...

Very nice your blue post, I like it very much.


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Glorious hydrangeas, and what a lovely compote to show them off! Your pretty dishes and crochet-trimmed napkins add such elegant touches! I would love to pour some chocolate sauce over my ice cream from that darling pitcher!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your blue tablescape is pretty Bella, and I knew there would be roses somewhere. :-)
Here I am back on Weight Watchers and you're talking about warm chocolate sauce over ice cream...... I'll look - you eat!!
The blue hydrangea flowers look elegant in the cherub container. Do you have 'Limelight'? I've fallen in love with the pale chartreuse flowers from this hydrangea.

Bernideen said...

What a lovely table setting...I can smell the fragrances!

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet table, love the centerpiece!


Heather said...

Hi Bella: I like your new header - so sweet! Your table setting looks lovely too....

Mimi said...

Bella, beautiful romantic table. I think blue is a wonderful color to work with...it goes with everything...just think of the sky!